News tagged with darwin

What blind beetles can teach us about evolution

Evolution is often perceived as being a "directional" or "adaptive" process. We often think of species evolving to become stronger or faster, or to have sharper teeth, for example. And we tend to see this ...

Feb 05, 2015
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Social insects, your grandma and Darwin

Darwin was not a fan of social insects, or at least not of those you're likely to step on or be stung by. Some of these critters—notably ants and termites, and certain wasps, bees and aphids—exhibit a high degree of social ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Darwin note, early Apple computer being auctioned

A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer—one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976—are among the unique pieces of science history up for ...

Oct 09, 2014
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